🤰🏾 In the third week of Advent, we remember Mary, innocent and powerful, sacred and scared, worried and waiting as the Savior of the world grows in her womb. She doesn’t hesitate to trust God when the angel asks her to imagine the impossible. She sings boldly in praise of the Lord in the midst of her perceived shame for being obedient. From the conception of the miracle to birth of the promise, Mary models a humble yet confident faith in the One who is Mighty to Save.
📜 "And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name." (Luke 1:46-49)
🗣 This week, we give thanks for the Marys among us, who answer the call and the bear the Lord’s heart for
the world — for the fearless and faithful pioneers determined to do as God asks — for the ones who carry and deliver grace, love, and hope to the world.
🕯 On the third Sunday of Advent, we lit this candle as a symbol of Mary, mother of God, bearer of the Way, the Truth, and the Life.